Lantallack and surrounding gardens are situated in one of the most beautiful areas of south east Cornwall, close to the Tamar Valley and 20 minutes from the historic city of Plymouth. It has stunning views to the south and west.
Location, Pre-Arrival and others
Lantallack is just 10 miles from Plymouth City Centre, on the A38 between Saltash and Liskeard.
Please advise us of your estimated time of arrival so that we can be sure that we are here to welcome you. We ask that guests arrive after 4pm. Earlier arrival is possible by arrangement. Assistance with your luggage is given if required. There is plenty of parking on a level gravel driveway near the main entrance to the house, Polly’s Bower and Pippin Cottage, which has its own separate driveway.
From Plymouth & Saltash: Follow the A38 towards Liskeard, and at Landrake go under the footbridge and take the second turning right into West Lane, and follow this road for ¾ mile. At the white cottage on your right, and Hay Lake Farm on your left, go straight on and turn immediately left, signposted ‘Tideford’. Lantallack is 200 yards on the right.
From Liskeard and West Cornwall: Follow the A38 towards Plymouth. At Landrake take the first turning left, after the speed camera, into West Lane. Continue down West Lane for ¾ mile. At the white cottage on your right, and Hay Lake Farm on your left, go straight on and turn immediately left, signposted ‘Tideford’. Lantallack is 200 yards on the right.
If you do use ‘sat nav’ please program in ‘via Landrake’. Please do not use Kilna Lane or Pencavo Hill to access Lantallack.
The nearest railway station is at Saltash (10 mins) but not all trains stop here and the station is unmanned. There is a steep ramp leading from the Westbound platform to the road and limited parking on this road.
We recommend that anyone requiring assistance should disembark at Plymouth (20 mins) having previously requested assistance from the train operator. It is necessary to use lifts to access some of the platforms.
www.nationalrail.co.uk 0845 748 4950
www.nationalexpress.com 0871 781 8178
Exeter Airport – 1 hour approximately away
Newquay – 45 minutes
TAXIS and BUSSES
We can recommend local taxi companies that are familiar with routes to and from Lantallack.
A pdf of directions to Lantallack can be downloaded from this button
There is a bus service that stops on the A38 at Landrake. The walk down the lane to Lantallack is approx. 1 mile. We can provide a timetable and will collect you if necessary.
The front door is usually open during the summer months, but closed in the winter. Please knock on arrival. If we are in the garden and you cannot get a response, please go round the side of the house to the back door and ring the large bell!
The front door (North) is 3 feet wide. There is a 5” step from the driveway onto the pathway to the front door and a 5” step at the entrance.
The back door (South) is 3 feet wide with a 2” weather bar over the threshold into the
scullery, and a Cornish slate floor.
The drawing room, which has a large library, comfortable settee and chairs, TV, DVD player and an open fireplace, is on the right-hand side of the hallway and the dining room is on the left.
There is a 2” step from the hallway into the dining room and from there into the kitchen a 7” step. There is a 7” step from the kitchen into the snug and a 5” threshold through French windows into the walled garden (if breakfast is requested outside), with four 6” steps leading to a Cornish slate patio. The hallway and kitchen have Cornish slate floors with rugs and the dining room and snug have an oak floor with rugs. All other areas are carpeted.
Dining Room/Music Room and Kitchen
If two people only are dining, breakfast is usually served in the dining room. The dining room has 2 Bluthner grand pianos, which we are happy for guests to play.
When 4 guests are staying, breakfast is served in the large kitchen.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
The two bedrooms in the main house are located on the first floor and carpeted throughout. They are reached by a steep winding staircase, with an initial step of 10” and thereafter risers of 8”, with a 2” handrail on one side. Each bedroom has lovely views, with antique furniture, soft overhead lighting, table lamps and remote control TV’s. Bedroom one has a contemporary feel (to the left at top of the staircase) with an ensuite walk-in shower, whilst Bedroom two has a beautiful four-poster bed with its own private bathroom (a small step across a landing) and a Victorian shower over the bath. Both bathrooms are well lit with oak floors. Please tell us which you would prefer to book.
Both beds have deep pocket sprung mattresses, freshly laundered cotton bed linens, scatter cushions, down duvets and plump pillows. Beds are usually made up with duvets and a mixture of feather and hypoallergenic bedding, but equally can be made up with hypoallergenic bedding, or sheets and blankets as required. Please ask.